Chinese dragon's symbolize amazing powers and control over water, rain fall, typhoons, and floods. And a symbol of luck for people who deserve it. Chinese dragons are mythical creatures that are found in folk law. The Chinese new year is a festival celebrating the Chinese calendar. It is also called the spring festival. The first day of the Chinese new year is between the 21 of january to february 20. Chinese new year is celebrated in places that have a big Chinese population, including main land China, Hong kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, and the Philippines. One of the main Chinese religions is buddhism. Buddhism has shaped Chinese culture a lot, including art, literature, philosophy, medicine, and material culture.
Acupuncture is one of the main Chinese medicines it is used to help relive pain. They also use herbs to turn into different kinds of medicine.
in Chinese restaurants the people working there will usually be wearing traditional Chinese clothing. Traditional clothing looks like this
Here are some Chinese food 's stir fry, sweet and sour pork, egg rice and many more most Chinese food is ate with chop sticks.
Chinese buildings will sometimes have Chinese dragon statues outside there buildings. The buildings will sometimes have little Chinese turrets in the front of it. They will look like this.
Chinese new year superstitions
Here are a couple Chinese superstitions for you 1It is lucky to see a red bird or swallow. 2 Wearing red is lucky. 3 Leaving your door's and window's open is good luck it allows the good luck to enter.
You can find Chinese art on Chinese buildings like Chinese dragons, Chinese symbols and other things like that. They make art with animals, dragons, plants,and Chinese people in traditional clothing. Here are some pictures.
What is a Chinese Zodiac ?
The Chinese zodiac is twelve animals that represent peoples birthday's. In order those animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Here is a picture to show you the animals and the birth dates.
Kung fu is a Chinese sport that requires patients, energy, and the time to complete. Popular amateur sports include table tennis, badminton, and martial arts. They also do hacky sack and ping pong in there free time.
Helping build the CP rail
Canada needed a railway witch would go from one side of the country to another. Andrew Onderdonk, a New York engineer was given the contract to build a bit of the railway near Revelstoke, British Columbia. In that area there were not that many workers due to danger. Between 1881& 1884 about 17 000 Chinese men came to B.C. to work as labourers on the Canadian Pacific railway. The Chinese labourers got payed $1.00 a day, with that they would buy their food and camping and cooking supplies. The wight men got more money though. From $1.50 to $2.50 a day. The Chinese didn't only get less money but they also got given the more dangerous work. There were accidents and fires. Land slides and dynamite killed many people. There was no proper medical care and many Chinese depended on herbal care. The Chinese railway workers lived in tents they did there cooking over open fires outside there tents they ate rice and dried salmon and a cup of tea. With there salaries they could not afford fresh fruit and vegetables, so many of them suffered from a bad disease called scurvy. so living conditions were bad. In the winter the only way to keep warm would be by open fire. Sometimes they would have to pack all there belongings and move to the next camp, normally walking about 40 kilometres to the next place.